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Palestinian official warns of Israeli colonial settlers forming terrorist cells in the occupied West Bank

Palestinian official warns of Israeli colonial settlers forming terrorist cells in the occupied West Bank
Israeli colonial settlers attacking Palestinians in the occupied West Bank. (File photo)

SALFIT, Monday, March 29, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli colonial settlers are forming terrorist cells in the occupied West Bank ready to carry out terrorist acts against Palestinian civilians, making special reference to Price Tag terror group, today said a Palestinian official.

Ghassan Daghlas, an official in the settlement resistance commission in the northern West Bank, warned that Israeli terrorist cell members of Price Tag are currently operating in the Salfit governorate, mainly in several towns west of the governorate such as Kufr al-Dik, Deir Ballut, Broqin, and Bidya.

On Sunday afternoon, he said, a Kufr al-Dik resident was attacked by settlers who are trying to control areas north of the town, and two others were injured by settlers' bullets while they were on their land in Khallet Hassan, west of Bidya, several months ago.

A few weeks ago, settlers attacked a family that was reclaiming its land in the village of Broqin and destroyed its vehicle, as well as attacking farmers in al-Ras and al-Marhat area, west of Salfit, as part of their efforts to establish a new settlement outpost, in addition to their provocations by storming Islamic sites on a weekly basis in Kufl Haris, northwest of Salfit.

“Settler attacks have increased since the beginning of the year and have become daily, which demands that residents of Salfit and area towns should be vigilant and attentive and form popular protection committees in all towns and villages,” said Daghlas.

“We do not want to see a massacre similar to the one of the Dawabsha family in Duma several years ago,” he added. “The recent settlers’ terrorism in Salfit indicates that they are planning criminal acts against civilians, as it is clear that their recent attacks have moved from vandalizing trees and property to attacking people.”

M.K.

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